Daria Kulesh + All My Trials

Daria Kulesh has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”. Her debut release Eternal Child was described as “phenomenal”, her second album Long Lost Home has enjoyed rave reviews and multiple awards, including LCM Album of the Year, the third album Earthly Delights was named “one of the year’s finest albums” by Folk Radio UK, and her latest studio release EVE is “a terrific collection from the heart that reminds what a singular talent she is”, according to FATEA Magazine.

Daria has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, sharing stories and songs that are deeply personal but feel universal and timeless. Every performance is an “emotional, compelling and uplifiting experience”, leaving the audiences “completely spellbound”. Born in Russia but based in the UK for the last 15 years, she fearlessly explores her heritage and turbulent family history in Ingushetia (North Caucasus) with songs that “aren’t just sung, but lived”.

All My Trials is a collaboration led by Joe Hillman (vocals & guitar) and Michael Matthews (double bass).

Their 14-year musical relationship has spawned indie-folk songs and gentle ballads telling tall tales about rivers and seas, horses and butterflies, smuggling and poorly-designed civil engineering projects…

They have spent 2023 writing and recording new material, introducing themselves to the folk clubs of Hertfordshire, and ending the year with a headline show at Four Rivers in Hertford. They start 2024 newly signed to Tonotopic Records.

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